Interview with Andy Coticchio

qmarkTime for this week’s instalment in my series of weekly interviews with some of my favorite bloggers.

On my journey to rediscover the Church, I’m finding that the Church huge and God is speaking to so many of its members and giving them great things to say in their blogs. 

Everyone has a blogroll and I have found some great blogs through them but I wanted to do something a little more helpful. These interviews are to give you a chance to learn a little more about the people behind the blogs on my blog roll and hopefully help you decide you want to go read what they have to say.

Last week’s interview was with Matt Appling, read it here.

This week’s interview is with a man whose blog includes a mixture of comedy, life stories and theology. Cartoons like this get posted regularly to make you laugh! 

This week’s interviewee is: Andy Coticchio writer of  The Narrow Road

To start off, who are you?

I am a retired business executive currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary. NYC born and bred, but living in Texas for the past 6 years. I am looking to turn a business career into a business related ministry, but I really do not know what that means yet. God will tell me when I am ready to hear what He has to say. Until then, I am loving the time at seminary and trying to help others with my business experience as I can.

What is your blog about?

Basically it is my thoughts on my faith walk, and things I see going on around me in life. I try to weave in what I am learning at seminary, what I am reading on my own, what gets under my skin and convicts me of my failings to measure up to the standard Jesus set for me by His life and death. I often post stuff I find on the internet that amuses me, but my sense of humor might be considered a bit, well, twisted. I tend to stay away from current events and politics because the first makes me crazy and the second is crazy.

Why did you get into blogging?

I just thought it would be a good way to organize my thoughts. I really did not expect it to last more than a week or two, but I enjoy doing it and some people enjoy reading it. I could not tell you why they do, but there is no accounting for taste.

How often do you write new posts?

I try to write everyday, and have been able to for the past few months. If I can, I post one amusing entry a day, if I find something I enjoy.

What is the best thing about blogging for you?

I think it has made me bolder in my witness for Christ. I mean, I put it out there in the blogosphere every day, how can I not talk about Him in my face to face conversations as well.

Apart from your blog, which other blogs would you recommend we read ?

That is tough! I read a lot of blogs I really enjoy and have made some friends. And I do not want to hurt anyones feelings. I’ll tell you what, go to my blog and look at my Blog Friends list. This are the people I read on a regular basis. And most of them are more eloquent and smarter than I am.

Thank you Andy for agreeing to be interviewed and for sharing with us a little about yourself. I hope that others are blessed and encouraged by your blog.


One quick note to our readers: blogging is a fairly thankless task. We do it because we love it and many of us feel called to do it but a little encouragement helps a lot every now and then. While you are out there on the net reading blogs, please try to leave comments on posts you read even if it’s just to say you’ve been there. A short comment from you will go a long way to encouraging the blogger to keep writing!